Being a synthesizer enthusiast can be an expensive hobby, even when opting for software and plugins instead of hardware. Thankfully, every now and then, it is possible to save a bit of money by grabbing free releases or taking advantage of free upgrade offers.
Ableton has announced that the Live 12.1 update is now in public beta. This update includes significant additions and improvements to all editions of Live.
Both Sinevibes and Intellijel have released brand-new products recently that should appeal to synth enthusiasts. The Flare plugin can breathe new life into the Korg prologue, minilogue xd, and NTS-1, while the Intellijel Atlantix is a worthy successor to the Atlantis.  
Humble, known for its games and software bundles, is back with another pack that will be of interest to music producers and synth enthusiasts. The Music Producer Pro Pack: Synths & Sounds software bundle features 12 items valued at over 500 dollars.
June has been a busy month for Behringer, with the company revealing several upcoming synthesizers on social media. Behringer is also not averse to asking its fans for feedback on social media and incorporating this into its products.
Not everyone is able to afford all of the latest hardware and software synthesizer releases all the time, so it’s always a relief when a few affordable or even free offerings pop up.
There are still a few hardware and software synthesizers on the horizon, but for those too impatient to wait, here are some of the latest offerings that are available right now. Syncussion SY-1By Behringer
With new hardware and software synthesizers announced regularly, it can be difficult to keep up with everything. It is also impossible to buy everything, so taking advantage of introductory prices can make a big difference.
Looking for a great deal on software, synths, and sample packs? Look no further than Humble and Fanatical. These sites, known for their fantastic game deals, also offer software bundles.
Some big names in the synthesizer industry have announced their latest releases, which is good news for fans but maybe not so great for their wallets. Here’s a quick roundup of the hottest new releases and how much they will set you back.
MIDI Goblin, a hardware patch librarian for synthesizers created by Andrew Crawford, quickly exceeded its $2,326 Kickstarter goal. According to Andrew, the MIDI Goblin can be used as a patch bank for synthesizers and MIDI controllers that lack the ability to save patches locally.
Analog synthesizer fans might want to mark their calendars as Cyma Forma has announced that they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for ALT soon. According to the creators, ALT is an analog synthesizer that is designed to expand the realm of sound design through intricate motion.
Nothing is better than a good hardware synthesizer, but when it comes to price and convenience, a software synth is hard to beat. Here are just a few of the most notable recent releases. VintageBy BehringerLink: